Why I am Happier than I have ever been.

It’s getting nearer to May every day, isn’t it? This May is a big month for me… one of those birthdays with an 0 at the end, and I don’t mean 40. Yes, that’s right. I turn 50 in roughly 4 weeks time. 50 the same year as Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, although sadly they are both slightly younger than I am. Hugh Jackman, … Continue reading Why I am Happier than I have ever been.

There are new babies everywhere: Welcome to the World x

I am a sucker for a baby. My family will tell you, by hook or by crook, I will always be the one who ends up holding the baby. In fact, it’s so bad they call me the baby snatcher. The only Sunday group I offer to help with at church is the creche (3 years and under) and I will happily play with a … Continue reading There are new babies everywhere: Welcome to the World x

Hygge Book: 52 Lists for Happiness by Moorea Seal

I’m getting ahead of myself here: This book post won’t be published until Thursday but I’m writing it on a sunny Monday morning. Doesn’t the sun have a marvellous impact on your feel-good-factor? There’s something about it makes me smile, and walk with a bounce rather than trodge into work, huddled down against the wind and (most likely) rain. Feeling good, feeling happy, has been … Continue reading Hygge Book: 52 Lists for Happiness by Moorea Seal

What are you doing on Monday?

Monday is 23rd April, that’s St George’s Day. It’s also Shakespeare’s birthday and death day. None of which I usually celebrate in big style, except when the children were younger and I would read them a version of the St George legend. Why the Patron Saint of England is a knight from Turkey famous for slaying mythical creatures, I don’t know. I suspect it’s another … Continue reading What are you doing on Monday?

Hygge and the Gender Pay Gap

Did you spot the gender pay gaps figures released this week? It would have been difficult to miss them: they were on every news channel, every newspaper, radio and youtube commentator’s channel. By common agreement, there is a Gender Pay Gap. That basically means that the average of all the women’s salaries within a company is less than the average of all the men’s salaries … Continue reading Hygge and the Gender Pay Gap

A Word for the Weekend: Huffle-buffs

It’s Friday! Yay! I have made it through another week and this time I actually made time to write for the blog! So much of my time and energy at the moment is being taken up with writing about happiness for the new book (it will be ready soon) that after I’ve done the paid work there isn’t a lot of energy left for blog … Continue reading A Word for the Weekend: Huffle-buffs

Hygge Book: A Sense of Home Eat/Make/Sleep/Live by Helen James

It’s full-blown spring outside now. The daffodils in the pots by my front door are dancing, the sun wakes me in the morning (the joys of a window that faces North East!) and 6pm has hit me unaware several times this week, forcing me down from my stepladder of doom to make a hasty tea before grabbing the gloss brush and getting on with it. … Continue reading Hygge Book: A Sense of Home Eat/Make/Sleep/Live by Helen James

How my Happiness Day turned out… Paint Your Wagon at The Liverpool Everyman

Yesterday was #InternationalDayOfHappiness and I was having a happy smiley time at work. I love my work, I help people, I talk to loads, and I end the day smiling every time. Not yesterday.  Yesterday I was robbed by conmen, two young men who came in talking and yabbering, making a fuss and going off with whatever was on the desk. My mobile phone, sadly.  … Continue reading How my Happiness Day turned out… Paint Your Wagon at The Liverpool Everyman